UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Wu, Shenghui

School of Medicine
Epidemiology & Biostatistics

I have 18 years? experience in epidemiology research focusing on the evaluation of lifestyle, biomarkers and other factors for cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other chronic diseases in populations. I have participated in or oversaw many research projects. At the University of Texas Health San Antonio (UTHSCSA), I am a PI for a cancer screening session, an lifestyle intervention among cancer survivors and a co-investigator for two cohort establishment and expansion using clinical and epidemiological research approach on chronic diseases through providing scientific leadership and guidance in project implementation, two cohorts? recruitment, laboratory analysis, data management and analysis, and manuscript writing; I am also a principal investigator for a funded clinical trial at the UTHSCSA site and a PI for a blood pressure surveillance project. I am the Director of the Clinical Research Unit, Laredo Campus and lead the research team to contribute to improving population health in the community. I am preparing research proposals for grant applications. Before I joined UTHSCSA, I worked at Vanderbilt University and participated in epidemiologic research on the Inflammatory Biomarkers and Colorectal Cancer Risk Study, lifestyle and behavioral factors and cancers in Shanghai Men?s and Women?s Health Studies, and the Breast Cancer Survival Study. In addition, I oversaw projects on lifestyle and breast cancer risk and other chronic diseases in Hong Kong and a PI of multiple epidemiological projects in China before I joined Vanderbilt University. I have published more than 50 scientific articles on human diseases. I am the first and/or corresponding author for most of these articles. Over the past four years as a faculty at the UTHSCSA, I initiated and developed a summer program in epidemiology and public health research in the Laredo Campus in 2015 and continued this program from 2015 to the present, and taught students in classrooms, supervised students to do research projects. I also initially developed epidemiology courses (4 Semester Credit Hours) and taught in classrooms for 94 undergraduates and 16 postgraduate students in 2017 and 2018. I designed the course frame, developed the curriculum and syllabus, and supervised students to utilize the knowledge I taught to conduct epidemiology and public health projects for both the program and courses. I also supervised trainees and postgraduate students and taught epidemiology courses for undergraduate and postgraduate students before I joined UTHSCSA. I served as grant panel committee member, a peer reviewer/editor for multiple professional journals and for professional associations/organizations; I was invited as a keynote speaker for an international conference and a sole presenter for several national and international conferences; and I presented research results to the public and contributed to many community activities as a campus representative/faculty representative. I also contributed a lot of service work to the profession, university department, community, and the public.

9/2014 - Present Assistant Professor The University of Texas Health at San Antonio, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, San Antonio, TX